Monday 14 May - 14:00 - 16:00 - Palais K, Level 4, Palais des Festivals


Thessaloniki International Film Festival is the leading Cinema institution in Greece. TIFF’s annual activity includes the organisation of Thessaloniki IFF (59th edition to come in November 1-11, 2018) and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (21st edition to come on March 1-10 2019).. In addition, TIFF runs a 4 screens cinema complex, the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum and the Thessaloniki Cinematheque as well as a Cinema Library which are housed at the picturesque port of Thessaloniki.


Contact Person: Yianna Sarri,, & +30 6944 646 470

In This Land Nobody Knew How To Cry (Σ’ αυτή τη χώρα κανείς δεν ήξερε να κλαίει) - ©Director Giorgos Panousopoulos

In This Land Nobody Knew How To Cry (Σ’ αυτή τη χώρα κανείς δεν ήξερε να κλαίει)

Greece – Feature – Greek, French, English – 97’

Directed by: Giorgos Panousopoulos

Produced by: Eleni Kossyfidou (Blackbird Production), Marie Pierre Macia & Claire Gadea (MPM Film France), ERT National TV Chanel, NOVA, GFC/CNC

Synopsis: To life that doesn’t cave in.




Open Door (Dere e Hapur) - ©Director Florenc Papas

Open Door  (Dere e Hapur)

Albania, Kosovo – Feature – Macedonian, Albanian – 85’

Directed by: Florenc Papas

Produced by: Eno  Milkani (Bunker Film), Besnik Krapi

Synopsis: Two sisters are unable to go to their father’s home owing to the fact that the younger of the two returns from abroad pregnant and unmarried.

Seeds of Columbus - ©Director Marianna Economou

Seeds of Columbus

Greece – Documentary – Greek, English – 52’ / 70’

Directed by: Marianna Economou

Produced by: Spyros Mavrogenis (Stefi/Lynx Productions), Rea Apostolides (Anemon Productions)

Synopsis: Elias, is dying out. But then, Alexandros and Christos remember the tomato seeds that the village women have kept for five hundred years. These seeds are their bridge to a new world.




The Waiter - ©Director Steve Kriskris

The Waiter

Greece – Feature – Greek – 90’

Directed by: Steve Kriskris

Produced by: Steve Krikris, Nicholas Alavanos (Filmiki Productions)

Synopsis: Renos’s monotonous and protected life routine as a professional waiter suddenly changes and becomes disturbed and disbanded over matters that concern love and death.

Where Art Thou? - ©Director Dimitris Athiridis

Where Art Thou?

Greece – Feature length, mini series – English – Documentary

Directed by: Dimitris Athiridis

Produced by: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Kostas Kefalas (Faliro House Productions)

Synopsis: To be on time in a missed appointment.